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Re: [css-grid] Punt subgrids to level 2?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:17:12 +0100
Message-ID: <53578518.5030802@exyr.org>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/02/2014 02:32, Simon Sapin wrote:
> On 04/02/2014 02:20, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> During the f2f, I got private feedback from Rossen that, while the IE
>> team understands the value of the subgrid functionality, they feel
>> it's too much additional complexity to gate shipping Grid on.  Waiting
>> for it would likely delay exposing Grid to the public for some time,
>> which is unfortunate.
>> I wanted to get feedback from Chrome's implementors as well before I
>> made any request, so I asked Julien Chaffraix about it today.  He
>> agreed completely - while the examples seem fine, the implementation
>> will be sufficiently difficult that it would delay shipping Grid for
>> several months at least, possibly more.
>> Given that the rest of Grid's recent changes are minor tweaks that
>> will require only a tiny bit of implementation work before we're ready
>> to ship publicly, I'd like to ask to remove the subgrid functionality
>> from level 1 of the spec.
>> I know it's currently at-risk, but I don't feel like that section of
>> the spec will be CR-ready before Chrome and IE are ready to ship
>> implementations of the rest of the spec publicly.  We should go ahead
>> and punt it now, rather than pretending that it'll stay through to CR
>> or delaying the CR of the spec due to this.
> Speaking for Mozilla: Yes, do it.

I retract the above. I find fantasai’s arguments convincing.

Mozilla is not excluding shipping some implementation of CSS Grid 
without subgrid at some point, but we haven’t decided yet.

Simon Sapin
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:17:36 UTC

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